Jessica Carter took the crown of 2021 Inked Cover Girl competition, and for damn good reason. In one way, she is a sweet, funny, creative, down-to-earth college grad who sings and loves to play with her dogs. But she’s also a sultry succubus (in a good way) who bartends in Las Vegas, feels people’s energy, loves to watch horror movies, and makes love to the camera with the best of them.
Jessica’s first tattoo was of a Chinese symbol for strength, power and opportunity. She got started on the right foot, but it is her tattoo of The Worm from “Labyrinth” that she considers to be her most meaningful. “I have a matching one with my little sister, Katie, and I always loved that movie growing up,” Jessica says. “I always thought he was the most important character of the movie because without him, she would never have gone the wrong way and the movie would’ve just ended. I just love that movie so much.”
As the reigning champion, Jessica has some advice for gals thinking about competing in the next Inked Cover Girl contest: “Definitely go for it,” she says. “Don’t be apprehensive to express yourself and put yourself out there because you’re afraid of what people will think or say. It’s solely about you and your journey and trying to get yourself to a place where you’re proud of your body and what you look like and you’re celebrating it.” @jess_ekkay
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